Basic Purpose :
Lead production through advanced manufacturing systems, processing, quality and maintenance ensuring key accountabilities with the Operational Framework SQCDPE (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, People and Environment) and associated Key Performance Indicators.
Essential Responsibilities / Specific Duties :
Set objectives with the production team in close collaboration with functional stakeholders
Identify and communicate key responsibilities and practices to ensure the production team promotes Mother Parkers values, and builds on core competencies to achieve superior results
Planning and Organizing
Plan and execute strategic and operational plans with the production team and in collaboration with other functions through managing execution, measuring / monitoring results and bringing timely and appropriate course correction
Develop annual departmental plan and goals based on the strategic plan and provide weekly, monthly and quarterly updates
Embrace standard work and leverage lean manufacturing principles to drive overall equipment effectiveness and eliminate waste
Driving Results with a Sense of Urgency
Define, direct and execute innovative and aggressive cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives related to the manufacturing process
Ensure compliance with all food safety and general occupational safety standards, quality specifications, local and governmental environmental requirements
Ensure a high level of compliance with the internal systems including Safety, Quality and Environment to maintain the required certifications
Inspiring and Influencing Others
Active People developer that recognize the importance of supporting the Individual Development and Succession / Talent Review processes to develop the production capability
Lead by example and challenge, inspire the production team to deliver the operational plan
Conduct and ensure the timely completion of performance reviews
Ensure employees adhere to legal, ethical and operational compliance requirements
Ensure effective training and development of the production team
Provide coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve employee, company and customer results.
Monitor and sign off all accident investigations.
Attend Ergonomics and Joint Health and Safety meetings.
Conduct safety inspections and ensure that the plant is in compliance.
Ensure plant is in GMP & SQF compliance.
Coordinate and ensure training compliance for all employees on the shift
Ensure set production KPI's and schedules are adhered to.
Maintain good employee relations and adherence to company policies and procedures. Take proper disciplinary measures when required.
Communicate shift performances and address issues including but not limited to safety, quality, equipment efficiency, schedule adherence, personnel performance and material usage.
Plan and direct production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operation, customer service goals and cost factors.
Coordinate production activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines and equipment.
Review and analyze production, quality control, maintenance and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.
Reviews production and operating reports and resolves manufacturing problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
Works closely with distribution to ensure proper material and finished goods transfer.
Accountable to complete all payroll required documentation
Ensures facility is constantly prepared for regulatory, corporate and customer directed inspections.
Knowledge & Key Competencies :
Minimum 5-7 years of operations experience in leadership roles in consumer packaged goods and / or food manufacturing required
Technical knowledge of processing and packaging is an asset
Demonstrated track record of building and leading high functioning teams
Strong knowledge and experience in all of the following areas :
Occupational Health & Safety
Ability to set direction through business acumen, strategic agility and dealing with ambiguity
Can inspire and influence by motivating others
Act with integrity and trust
Drive results with timely decision making, command and negotiating skills
Operate with a sense of urgency being action oriented and exhibiting perseverance
Strong project management and budgeting skills
Knowledge of operating systems CMMS, ERP and MES
Sound administrative skills, advanced skill level with current office and applications software packages such as Project, Word, and Excel.
Excellent communication skills with fluency in English, both written and verbal
Flexible hours required as needed
Possess strong computer and software application skills
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